"The reasonable person adapts themselves to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to themselves. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable person."
"Fetishes are literally viewed as fake forms of attraction. The fetish concept is used to delegitimatize attraction to any and all bodies that are not considered normative. This is why people are accused to have transgender fetishes and fat fetishes and disability fetishes, but never cisgender fetishes, thin fetishes or able-bodied fetishes. Even in cases in which the person in question exclusively partners with these latter groups."
Here is a quote from Julia Serano that I think applies to the discussion we will be having later today. The quote comes from a piece called "Desirable" which can be viewed on Vimeo (link below).
I also found myself perusing her blog last night and found a great post on the way the media attempts to shame anyone who expresses an attraction to people who are trans. It’s not a happy subject but I believe it’s a part of the conversation we need to be having about attraction.
Here is a link to the video and the blog post:
Julia Serano is the author of Whipping Girl and Excluded. If you haven’t read any of her work I strongly recommend that you seek it out.
You should also seek out the Genderqueer Milwaukee discussion on attraction tonight at the Milwaukee LGBT community center (6:30pm-8pm). Hope to see you there!
(Source: grossefem, via genderqueermke)